Congregants ‘rethink where life is going’

2015-08-12 06:00

MANY people take for granted the precious gift that children are and often simply abandon them in the “hope” that someone will take care of them. The St Nicholas Children’s Hospice is a home for the lost, broken and unloved.

On Saturday (08/08), Past. Adeola Oyewole and a few members of the congregation of the Redeemed Christian Church of God King’s Palace, visited one of the houses within the hospice, the Sunflower House at the National Hospital. Oyewole and her congregation members showered the children with tender prayers and various grocery items to assist their caregivers in the day-to-day running of the home.

Many of the children that reside there suffer from various disabilities with some, if lucky, getting visits from their family members once or twice a year.

“I have a passion for welfare and it is the mercy of God that we are healthy and in good condition. People need to visit cemeteries and hospitals to have a rethink where their lives are going,” said Oyewole.

It was the first time the church went on such a visit and many of the members appeared to be touched by the children’s plight during their interactions.

“Life doesn’t depend on how happy you are, but how happy other people are because of you. I’m happy that we finally made a difference in the children’s lives,” said Nthabiseng Leseha (28), a congregant.

The congregants vowed that it was definitely not their last visit to the home and Oyewole stated that she had many projects in the pipeline to better the community.

) The Redeemed Christian Church of God King’s Palace is at 22 Aliwal Street, Bloemfontein. It was established four years ago and there are over 150 parishes (church branches) in South Africa

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